Oxitec?s Dr Luke Alphey Named BBSRC Innovator of the Year

Oxitec’s Dr Luke Alphey Named BBSRC Innovator of the Year

Source: Isis Innovation

Isis Innovation would like to congratulate Dr Luke Alphey on winning the BBSRC’s Fostering Innovation awards, 2014. Dr Alphey won both the social innovator category, and the overall award. These awards recognise his world-leading research firstly at Oxford University and then at spin-out Oxitec, in the field of genetic control of insect pests.

Dr Alphey’s research has developed into a new approach to combat the mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, the fastest growing mosquito -borne viral disease in the world.

Oxitec was spun out of the University by Isis Innovation, in 2002.

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